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Published on July 27th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

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How to Find the Best Solar Solution for Your Home

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July 27th, 2012 by
 
solar installationIf you want to increase the financial efficiency of your home and lower your carbon footprint simultaneously, introducing solar technology can help you achieve this. Finding the best solar solution for your home can seem a little daunting, but I think these tips below will help you to pick the best products to meet your specific needs.

For many, the topic of solar systems and solar panels is something unfamiliar and, for this reason, it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing a solar technology. The first step to going green is to go online (i.e. browse around this site) and research the topic of solar technologies. Once you know more about the different types of products on offer, you will automatically feel more comfortable when it comes to discussing your need with a sales person. The internet boasts a plethora of information regarding solar heating systems, solar panels, heat pumps, home insulation, and more. And I’m told this site alone has over 2,000 articles on solar energy!

Once you have an idea of the product you require, it’s time to start your search for a reputable solar specialist. If you do not know anyone who can give you a recommendation, you can find a specialist in your area (click through on the solar ads on this site for some top options and free quotes). You will come across many companies that offer customers deals on solar panels, but there are many more important factors to consider. If you have a budget in mind, this will help you to eliminate a few of the options open to you, but it is not always the cheapest option that is the best.

While it is important to many homeowners to get a good deal on solar panels for your home, it is also important that you invest in a high-quality product that comes with expert advice and customer support. Once you have narrowed down the possibilities, get in touch with each of the companies and discuss your needs with a member of the team. You can find out more about the solar technologies on offer while finding more about the services that are offered by each company. Using the internet in this way allows you to compare companies at speed, saving you both time and money in the process.

There are many solar technologies available, but here are the most popular options:

  • Solar panels — Installing solar panels is an easy way to save energy, lower your monthly bills, and add value to your home. Solar panels can protect your family from the rise of energy prices and you can sell the energy you don’t use back to the grid in most places.
  • Solar hot water system — With a solar hot water system, you can create up to 70% of the hot water you need through the sun’s energy. You can make huge savings over time, and you can also lower your carbon footprint in the process.

Investing in solar technology is only one of the ways that you can make your home greener and more fiscally efficient. Many solar specialists, such as our team at Mark Group, also offer services such as energy-efficient heat pumps and home insulation.

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  • Mike

    Get more solar purchase tips for Northern California from Acterra, a nonprofit. Check out the solar info on the right side of the page. It has a lot of detail. http://www.acterra.org/programs/greenathome/index.html

    • http://cleantechnica.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Thanks!

  • Kate

    Great facts on solar energy! Check out solar hot water @ http://www.doctorsolar.ca 

    • http://cleantechnica.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Thanks. :D

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